Casa Grande Rallies Late to Top AJ
Casa Grande exploded for 12 runs over the last 2 innings to blow open a tight game and take a 17-4 road win over Apache Junction.
The Cougars hammered out 16 hits, 11 of them coming in the last 2 innings off the Prospector bullpen.
AJ starter Austin Sample held the Cougars scoreless through the first 3 frames and led 3-0 entering the 4th.
CG pushed a pair across in the top of the 4th when Marc Ortiz doubled in a run and then scored on a throwing error.
The Cougars would add 3 more in the 5th, ending Sample’s mound day, and poured it on in the 6th and 7th for the blow out.
Federico Lopez went 4-4 with a pair of doubles and 4 RBIs for Casa Grande.
Colin Herbert was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and got the win on the hill.
Riley Miller tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings for Casa Grande in relief.
For AJ, Sample worked 4 2/3 innings with 8 Ks and went 2-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles.
Demetrio Botello went 4-4 with a double and 3 RBIs to lead Buckeye to an 11-1 win over Moon Valley in 5 innings.
Nick Holterman allowed 3 hits and a solo run in 5 frames for the win. He struck out 5.
Joseph Perez was 2-3 with 3 runs scored for the Hawks.
Peoria took a 6-2 win over Cactus on Monday.
Noah Serna tossed a complete game, scattering 3 hits and fanning 4.
Abel Calderon was 2-4 with 3 RBIs.